A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Local flying happenings

October 10, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated October 15, 2020

There haven’t been many regional flying events this year, and we have been cautious of attending the larger national events. However, in the last month, there have been interesting happenings at our home airport. End of September Jody and Dave, the newest homeowners on the airport, brought a Murphy Moose home from Pennsylvania. It is […]

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Fall on Monadnock

October 4, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated October 6, 2020

Apparently Monadnock State Park now requires reservations at their trailheads. That would explain why there were no parking spots left when Jody and I arrived at the Marlborough trailhead at 9AM. It is on a rough dirt road, so it is usually a quiet backwater. Jody is one of our newest neighbors. She picked up […]

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Pepperell bike ride

September 27, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated October 1, 2020

Some weekends all that fits is a short bike ride. It is wood splitting and stacking season. The apples are ripe, but I haven’t gotten to applesauce yet. Our neighbors up the runway are moving out and leaving us their shop equipment. We had to upgrade the wall in our shop, and now we are […]

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A better flying day than I expected

September 23, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated September 23, 2020

It’s a Wednesday, so I wasn’t expecting any interesting flying. I needed to get Isaac over to Jaffrey at lunch so his grandparents could watch him. And I needed to pick up the Bearhawk from Manchester after it’s annual inspection and new oil cooler installation. The wind was blowing 14 to 25 knots most of […]

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Loop hike to Belknap Mountain via Gunstock and airplane crash site

September 12, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated September 23, 2020

Grigory, Kaitrin, and their kid Colin took Isaac and I on a hike on the west side of the Belknap Range (map here). Colin is still doing shorter hikes, so we drove the very bumpy and steep dirt Carriage Road to the upper parking lot. We first hiked to the top of Gunstock. The deck […]

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Castle Ravine Scouting Hike via Mt Adams

September 6, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated September 17, 2020

This spring, we attempted to ski Castle Ravine but were stopped by open stream crossings. We had started at Bowman on the Castle Trail, then followed Israel Ridge Path and the Castle Ravine trail straight up the drainage. An alternate approach via Lowe’s Path and The Link stays away from the ravine until high up. […]

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Timber Point Trail

August 22, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated September 3, 2020

The last stop on our week long kayaking vacation was only intended as a break to stretch our legs. Tyson didn’t even bother GPS’ing the walk at first because it was already on Open Street Maps. About half way between our rental cottage and home, there is a piece of the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge […]

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Paddle from St George River to Burnt Island

August 20, 2020
Emilie Phillips
updated September 1, 2020

The open ocean had been calling to Tyson and I all week, but at Isaac speed, we couldn’t make it far from our cabin in the protected St George River. Wednesday had been a longer day for Isaac, so on Thursday, I convinced my parents to take him on a shorter paddle while Tyson and […]

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